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Fruit-Topped Almond Cake

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Fruit-Topped Almond Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8
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All that's needed to enhance a simple almond-flavoured cake is an outstanding berry garnish. Beautiful! ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1/2 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ Golden Cake Mix (about 1 2/3 cups/400 mL)
1/2 cup (125 mL) water
1/2 cup (125 mL) slivered almonds, finely ground
3 tbsp (45 mL) vegetable oil
1/2 tsp (2 mL) almond extract
2 eggs

3 cups assorted fresh berries (such as raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)
3/4 cup (175 mL) cup apricot preserves
3 tbsp (45 mL) apple juice
3 tbsp (45 mL) sliced almonds, toasted, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously spray bottom and side of 8- or 9-inch round cake pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake and cool as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds.
  • 4
    Place berries in medium bowl. In 1-quart saucepan, heat preserves and apple juice to boiling, stirring frequently. Pour over berries; toss berries until coated with preserves mixture. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 5
    Gently cut off any dome from top of cake, using serrated knife, to make top level. On serving plate, place cake, sliced side down. Arrange berries on cake; drizzle with syrup remaining in bowl. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Store leftover cake covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • TIP: Ground slivered almonds in small food processor or very finely chop with a knife.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8
Calories
320
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11
Saturated Fat
2
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
55
Sodium
220
Sugars
31
Protein
4
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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